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Bowling Green, OH 

Thursday, August 18, 2016
6:30-8:30 p.m.

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Brad Bergefurd, Horticulture Specialist at OSU South Centers, will showcase the one-year-old hops planting at the farm. Learn about new hop cultivars, innovative hop production techniques, pest control, and harvesting.

This event is offered by The Ohio State University Sustainable Agriculture Team as part of the 2016 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. In total, the series features 32 farm tours and 10 educational workshops, offered in partnership with OEFFA, Advancing Eco Agriculture, Ashtabula Local Food Council, Columbus Agrarian Society, and Our Harvest Research and Education Institute. All tours and workshops are free and open to the public and do not require pre-registration unless otherwise noted. For more information about the series, go to http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours.

Location:
Agricultural Incubator Foundation
13737 Middleton Pk.
Bowling Green, OH 43402

Contact:
Alan Sundermeier / (419) 354-9050 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours

 

Sunbury, OH 

Thursday, August 18, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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When do you use the pressure canner and when is it safe to water bath? Join the Glass Rooster Cannery in a class discussing the history, safety and science behind pressure canning.

We will have a hands-on lesson making fresh stew and pressure canning it to create a safe shelf product for your pantry. We will eat a meal with the hearty soup we create while you get your questions answered.

Each participant takes home a jar of soup.

Cost: $59.00 per person

Location:
Glass Rooster Cannery
1673 South State Route 605
Sunbury, OH 43074

Contact:
Glass Rooster Cannery / 614-499-2958 /

http://glassroostercannery.com/class-registration/we-can-pressure-canning-101-13/

 

Luckey, OH 

Friday, August 19, 2016
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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This fifth generation family farm includes more than 2,000 acres of land, 700 of which are certified organic. Learn about small grains and hear how the farm prepares custom, regional, and international orders. Beginning at 1 p.m., tour the licensed compost facility where nutrient-dense crop, grain, livestock, and canning waste is recycled for sale and on-farm use. Weather permitting, see demonstrations of different cultivators from K.U.L.T. Kress Manufacturing. Bring a dish to share for a potluck lunch from 11:45-12:45 p.m. An OEFFA Grain Growers Chapter meeting will take place before lunch from 10-11:45 a.m.

Registration: To register, email lkozma@hirtzel.com with the name of all attendees.

This tour is one of 21 farm tours and workshops OEFFA is offering this summer as part of the 2016 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. In total, the series features 32 farm tours and 10 educational workshops, offered in partnership with The Ohio State University Extension Sustainable Agriculture Team, Advancing Eco Agriculture, Ashtabula Local Food Council, Columbus Agrarian Society, and Our Harvest Research and Education Institute. All tours and workshops are free and open to the public and do not require pre-registration unless otherwise noted. For more information about the series, go to http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours.

Location:
Hirzel Canning Company and Farms
20790 Bradner Rd.
Luckey, OH 43443

Contact:
Eric Pawlowski / (614) 421-2022 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours

 

Toledo, OH 

Saturday, August 20, 2016
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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See an array of agricultural practices in an urban, small-scale setting. From bees to chickens, greenhouses to hoop houses, and fish to fruit, University Church's eight acres showcase something for everyone, including a growing community garden. Enjoy the morning learning about agriculture and how you can apply those practices in your own backyard.

This event is offered by The Ohio State University Sustainable Agriculture Team as part of the 2016 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. In total, the series features 32 farm tours and 10 educational workshops, offered in partnership with OEFFA, Advancing Eco Agriculture, Ashtabula Local Food Council, Columbus Agrarian Society, and Our Harvest Research and Education Institute. All tours and workshops are free and open to the public and do not require pre-registration unless otherwise noted. For more information about the series, go to http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours.

Location:
University Church
4747 Hill Ave.
Toledo, OH 43615

Contact:
Sean Smith / (678) 787-5691 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours

 

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, August 21, 2016
2-4 p.m.

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During this field day, attendees will visit the most recently established ground plot of Swainway Urban Farm. Building a micro-farm enterprise within small spaces is possible through innovative farming techniques and a strategic approach. In six seasons of expansion, the farm has grown from a small backyard garden to three intensive production sites, drawing revenue of $150,000 on less than a 1/2 acre foot print. These sites include two outdoor gardens, a spring seedling hoophouse, and an indoor facility growing mushrooms and microgreens year-round. Garden layout and niche crop production will be discussed, along with the business aspects of developing a sustainable and successful small plot farming system. Harmonious Homestead, the tour location, includes more than thirty perennial edible species, annual and wild food beds, a flock of chickens, and beehives. The homestead includes projects created by friends and children who use shared space to practice restoration agriculture and nature schooling.

This event is offered by the Columbus Agrarian Society as part of the 2016 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. In total, the series features 32 farm tours and 10 educational workshops, offered in partnership with OEFFA, The Ohio State University Sustainable Agriculture Team, Advancing Eco Agriculture, Ashtabula Local Food Council, and Our Harvest Research and Education Institute. All tours and workshops are free and open to the public and do not require pre-registration unless otherwise noted. For more information about the series, go to http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours.

Location:
Swainway Urban Farm
1224 E. Cooke Rd.
Columbus, OH 43224

Contact:
Columbus Agrarian Society / (614) 557-8902 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours

 

Amesville, OH 

Sunday, August 21, 2016
1-4 p.m.

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Women Grow Ohio (WGO), in partnership with Rural Action, invites the public to tour and learn about women owned or operated farmsteads. This Farm Fair will gather women farmers, gardeners, homesteaders, and food producers from southeast Ohio to discuss and showcase their work. Green Edge Gardens will act as the convening host site, and will offer tours and insight to their operations. Gather with women farmers to participate in farm tours, informational sessions, networking, and fun!

The Farm Fair is free to the public, but RSVPs are requested.

Women farmers who are interested in being participants in the Farm Fairs are urged to contact Annie Warmke at annie@bluerockstation.com or (740) 674-4300.

Women Grow Ohio (WGO) is a volunteer based group that was formed in 2015 to demonstrate the important work of Ohio women working in agriculture as farmers, homesteaders, urban growers/homesteaders, and backyard garden producers. For more information about Women Grow Ohio's work, visit www.womengrowohio.com.

Rural Action is a membership based organization working to build sustainable local economies in Appalachian Ohio. For more information about Rural Action's work visit www.ruralaction.org.

Location:
Green Edge Gardens
16232 Henry Rd.
Amesville, OH 45711

Contact:
Annie Warmke / (740) 674-4300 /

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ecfrffw3a4c52251&llr=du8cg7iab

 

Sunbury, OH 

Thursday, August 25, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Make jam while you learn to put up your harvest in a water bath canning lesson!

We will offer a variety of fruit and creative add-ins to create your own signature jar of jam.

Taste your way through samples as we discuss the ins and outs of the process of water bath canning, then get ready for a hands-on lesson.

Each participant takes home a jar of jam.

Cost: $49.00 per person

Location:
Glass Rooster Cannery
1673 South State Route 605
Sunbury, OH 43074

Contact:
Glass Rooster Cannery / 614-499-2958 /

http://glassroostercannery.com/class-registration/we-can-water-bath-canning-101-16/

 

Conneaut, OH 

Saturday, August 27, 2016
1-3:30 p.m.

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BLD farm is a place for experiments, creativity, and healing. Charles Schiavone is a builder-carpenter- potter who is building with mud, grass, and sticks. BLD farm is the home of the Trillium Center, an educational project led by herbalist Leah Wolfe, which focuses on community health through whole foods and herbs. They sell eggs, culinary herbs, and leafy greens on-site and offer on-farm classes. See examples of natural building, rocket stoves, a greenhouse, herb gardens, and more.

Registration: To register, email leah@trilliumcenter.org by August 20.

This event is offered by Ashtabula Local Food Council as part of the 2016 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. In total, the series features 32 farm tours and 10 educational workshops, offered in partnership with OEFFA, The Ohio State University Sustainable Agriculture Team, Advancing Eco Agriculture, Columbus Agrarian Society, and Our Harvest Research and Education Institute. All tours and workshops are free and open to the public and do not require pre-registration unless otherwise noted. For more information about the series, go to http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours.

Location:
The Trillium Center and BLD farm
715 Furnace Rd.
Conneaut, OH 44030

Contact:
Ashtabula Local Food Council / (440) 261-5112 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours

 

North Bend, OH 

Saturday, August 27, 2016 through Sunday, August 28, 2016
3:00 pm -7:30 pm

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An on-farm dinner like no other, featuring some of the region's best chefs and producers on one of the area's oldest farms: Carriage House Farm. Hood's Heritage Hogs will be providing the pork for this amazing snout to tail dinner, featuring three courses with pairings of wine and beer. Guests will socialize over pre-dinner drinks while the air is filled with notes of bluegrass.

Featured Chefs:
- Chef Dana Adkins
- Chef Jose Salazar
- Chef Mike Florea
- Chef Stephen Williams
- Chef Jason Louda
- Chef Nino Loreto

Ticket price: $150 for dinner; $200 for two-day event including BizarreBQ.

There are a limited number of special seating tickets that include a space at the invitation-only all-day BizzarBQ event taking place the day before the dinner (Saturday, August 27th). BizzareBQ is a potluck event featuring regional and national chefs, ranchers, farmers, and leaders in the charcuterie world.

Partial proceeds will benefit the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association.

Location:
Carriage House Farm
10251 Miamiview Rd.
North Bend, OH 45052

Carriage House Farm is an Ohio Century Farm, single-family owned since 1855. The farm supplies a host of regional chefs, artisan producers, and upscale markets.

Contact:
Carriage House Farm / (513) 967-1106 /

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-haymakers-social-a-75-mile-dinner-tickets-20932490643

 

Auburn Township, OH 

Sunday, August 28, 2016
4-8:30 p.m.

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The Farmers' Table is returning to northeast Ohio this year! Join organic farmers Jake and Dawn Trethewey of Maplestar Farm, and their long-time restaurant partners, The Driftwood Group, for a unique farm to table experience that celebrates Ohio farms and summer flavors. Proceeds will support OEFFA and Two Foundation.

Sample the very best of what Maplestar Farm has to offer! We'll pick fresh from the field for the evening and let the farm's bounty be our guide. Guests will enjoy flavorful appetizers as they tour the farm's organic fields and get intimately acquainted with how their food for the evening was grown. Tea, craft beer, and wine will be available to complement the experience.

This emerging menu consisting of small plate entrees prepared by Washington Place Bistro & Inn Executive Chef Bradley Johnson and will spotlight certified organic vegetables from Maplestar Farm and other fresh, local ingredients. Each small plate will feature a carefully paired wine from Wente Vinyeards.

Tickets are $60 per person. Learn more and save your seat at the table: www.oeffa.org/q/farmerstable2016

Location:
Maplestar Farm
10382 E. Washington St.
Auburn Township, OH 44023

Contact:
Milo Petruziello / (614) 421-2022 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/farmerstable2016

 

Columbus, OH 

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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This year's symposium will have many interesting topics, speakers, vendors, and networking opportunities between vendors and attendees.

Registration is due by Monday, August 22, 2016.

Cost: $35 includes access a continental breakfast and a lunch.

Location:
Rhodes Center Ohio Expo Center
717 East 17th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43211

Contact:
Marci Lininger / 614-416-8993 /

http://ohio.apwa.net/EventDetails/9036

 

Sunbury, OH 

Thursday, September 1, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Fermented foods offer a world of health benefits and gourmet options!

Join Glass Rooster Cannery for a discussion on the benefits of fermentation as a preservation method. Together, we will explore a variety of gourmet tastes in a fermented dinner and learn how to make your own batches of fermentation.

Plan on taking fermentation starters home to care for and enjoy.

Cost: $75.00 per person

Location:
Glass Rooster Cannery
1673 South State Route 605
Sunbury, OH 43074

Contact:
Glass Rooster Cannery / 614-499-2958 /

http://glassroostercannery.com/class-registration/fermentation-for-health-11/

 

Sunbury, OH 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Make jam while you learn to put up your harvest in a water bath canning lesson!

We will offer a variety of fruit and creative add-ins to create your own signature jar of jam.

Taste your way through samples as we discuss the ins and outs of the process of water bath canning, then get ready for a hands-on lesson.

Each participant takes home a jar of jam.

Cost: $49.00 per person

Location:
Glass Rooster Cannery
1673 South State Route 605
Sunbury, OH 43074

Contact:
Glass Rooster Cannery / 614-499-2958 /

http://glassroostercannery.com/class-registration/we-can-water-bath-canning-101-17/

 

Sunbury, OH 

Thursday, September 8, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Join Glass Rooster Cannery and make your own fresh mozzarella cheese!

Learn simple techniques to produce a plain, salted loaf of creamy goodness or spice things up by adding aromatic herbs and spices. Then, our cheese will become the centerpiece as we sample hors d'ouervers and choose the class' favorite combination.

Leave with your cheese, recipes and the confident ability to master mozzarella at home.

Cost: $55.00 per person

Location:
Glass Rooster Cannery
1673 South State Route 605
Sunbury, OH 43074

Contact:
Glass Rooster Cannery / 614-499-2958 /

http://glassroostercannery.com/class-registration/mozzarella-cheese-making-8/

 

Wooster, OH 

Thursday, September 8, 2016
2 p.m.

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Attend this field day to learn about OSU's latest research related to organic crop production and inputs. Topics will include a multi-year organic soil management project; oat, corn, and red clover variety trials; cover crops; and more. The field day will include tours of OSU's East and West Badger Farms, Fry Farm, and Hort Unit 1.

Registration: To register, email bielek.4@osu.edu by September 2.

This event is offered by The Ohio State University Sustainable Agriculture Team as part of the 2016 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. In total, the series features 32 farm tours and 10 educational workshops, offered in partnership with OEFFA, Advancing Eco Agriculture, Ashtabula Local Food Council, Columbus Agrarian Society, and Our Harvest Research and Education Institute. All tours and workshops are free and open to the public and do not require pre-registration unless otherwise noted. For more information about the series, go to http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours.

Location:
OARDC
Apple Creek Rd.
Wooster, OH 44691

Contact:
Kathy Bielek / (330) 202-3528 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours

 

Ottawa, OH 

Thursday, September 8, 2016
7-9 p.m.

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Tour participants will see replicated on-farm soil health research plots in a corn-soybean-wheat rotation with three different tillage systems: conventional tillage, long-term no-till, and long-term no-till with cover crop. Other trials include soybeans interplanted into corn for added nitrogen. Changes in soil health, weeds, insects, diseases, and nutrient runoff from the different plot treatments will be discussed.

This event is offered by The Ohio State University Sustainable Agriculture Team as part of the 2016 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. In total, the series features 32 farm tours and 10 educational workshops, offered in partnership with OEFFA, Advancing Eco Agriculture, Ashtabula Local Food Council, Columbus Agrarian Society, and Our Harvest Research and Education Institute. All tours and workshops are free and open to the public and do not require pre-registration unless otherwise noted. For more information about the series, go to http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours.

Location:
SHARP Farm Site
11508 Township Rd. H-11
Ottawa, OH 45875

Contact:
Jim Hoorman / (419) 523-6294 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours

 

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